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Posted by: Daniel Barnett on May 13, 2020

Anxiety robs you of the present moment and places you in the future, where you have no control. Anxiety often is in response to some vague distant danger (often imagined). Eventually, with anxiety, your focus becomes more internal than external — you start to check for physical anxiety symptoms — which, of course, leads to more anxiety. In contrast, fear is in response to a concrete external object or situation that is in the range of possibility and the focus is more external – what out there is scaring you.

Posted by: Glenn Norton on May 8, 2020

Although this is not the start to the BAMSL 2020-21 bar year that we all envisioned, I am honored to serve as your president during this transition.

Posted by: Susan Sagarra on May 1, 2020

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) kicked off its 2020-21 bar year on Fri., May 1 a little bit differently than previous years. BAMSL's 2020-21 Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Executive Board were sworn in virtually via Zoom at noon on May 1, the same day that Law Day annually is commemorated nationally.

Posted by: Glenn Norton on May 1, 2020

I am honored to be serving as president of BAMSL for the 2020-21 bar year. I thank my predecessor, Sara G. Neill, who has done a phenomenal job of leading BAMSL for the past year, but particularly through the last three challenging months.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Apr 29, 2020

Are you tired of being compassionate? Do you find yourself doing too much for your clients? Are you spacing out during meetings? Then you might be compassion fatigued.

Posted by: Sara Neill & Carol Jackson on Apr 17, 2020

Many of you are seeking ways to assist those in our community who are in desperate need of food right now. Our St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger Committee has some opportunities for you to donate food or help fund local efforts to feed area schoolchildren and their families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. There also are opportunities to volunteer your time — the organizations are providing masks and gloves for your safety.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Apr 15, 2020

Struggling with maintaining physical fitness during the COVID-19 pandemic? Have you tried a workout through your favorite streaming service?

Posted by: Kristine Bridges on Apr 8, 2020

If you are reading this article, you are already aware of one of BAMSL's core communications tools — the St. Louis Lawyer magazine. BAMSL communicates with its members through publications, such as this and the St. Louis Bar Journal, social media, the Web site (for the general public and the members-only section), the weekly LegalPulseSTL e-newsletter, the weekly CLE Bulletin email, customized emails and even through media relations. So how do these forms of communications assist the average BAMSL member and help to Build Better Lawyers?

Posted by: J. Rixey Ruffin on Apr 7, 2020

We are being called to help in this time of crisis. Local health care professionals working in hospitals and otherwise on the front lines against coronavirus have been reaching out to BAMSL asking for assistance with their estate planning. BAMSL President Sara Neill created a special task force to respond to this plea, and I write as one of the chairs of that task force.

Posted by: Sara Neill on Apr 1, 2020

The week before the St. Louis region's "Stay at Home" orders, limitations on the number of people who may attend social gatherings, and the closure of restaurant dining rooms, I took a road trip with my immediate family and some friends to western Texas and New Mexico.

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